U.S. Troop Deaths Spur Lansing Peace Vigils on February 23rd

The 1,000th U.S. troop death in Afghanistan was announced today on www.icasualties.com.  In response, the Peace Education Center and the Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice (GLNAWI) are asking mid-Michigan residents and supporters of peace  to participate in one of two vigils to be held simultaneously on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The two vigil sites on Tuesday beginning at 4:30 p.m. will be located here:

  • In EAST LANSING, on the median of Grand River Avenue at Abbot Road.

Signs will be provided.  Participants are encouraged to dress warmly for the weather conditions.

The Peace Education Center and GLNAWI have called this action to give Lansing-area residents an outlet to mourn the losses of U.S. troops, of NATO forces, and of the people of Afghanistan who lost their lives in war. Members and supporters of both organizations state emphatically that the costs of war are too great and it is time to stop endless wars.

Tom Rico blogs under the name "Rico Thomas Rico" and he is that rare combination of blogger, activist, hockey player, and ailurophile. He hails originally from Saginaw, Michigan USA and currently works out of Lansing. Tom is the current co-chair of the Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing and is active with Mid-Michigan Democracy for America (MMDFA).

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